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Main Title Cities in the wilderness : a new vision of land use in America /
Author Babbitt, Bruce E.,
Publisher Island Press/Shearwater Books,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 60664382
ISBN 1559630930; 9781559630931
Subjects Land use--United States--Planning ; Land use--Government policy--United States ; Wilderness areas--United States--Management ; Nature conservation--United States ; Land use--Environmental aspects--United States ; Land use--Planning ; Wilderness areas--Management ; Landnutzung ; Naturschutz ; Renaturierung--èOkologie ; Wildnis ; USA ; Landnutzung--(DE-588)4259046-2 ; Naturschutz--(DE-588)4115348-0 ; Renaturierung (èOkologie)--(DE-588)4679877-8 ; Wildnis--(DE-588)4127225-0 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBM  HD205.B32 2005 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 03/31/2006
EOAM  HD205.B32 2005 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/15/2006
Collation 200 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-184) and index.
Contents Notes
Everglades forever -- Cities in the wilderness -- What's the matter with Iowa? -- At water's edge -- Land of the free. "The restoration of the Florida Everglades. The return of the wolf to Yellowstone and the condor to the wild. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Dismantling obsolete dams. Each was a landmark of environmental progress in the 1990s and each was realized under the guidance of then Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Now he draws on these experiences to develop a surprising message - such episodic conservation victories, however important, will not be sufficient either to protect our disappearing open spaces or to contain the blight of urban sprawl." "In Cities in the Wilderness, Babbitt makes the case for a new national land use policy. Throughout our history, from George Washington's day to the present, federal policies have encouraged and subsidized destructive resource exploitation and out-of-control development that threaten the American landscape." "From Babbitt's incisive analysis comes a vision and a program for how it should be done: a federal leadership role in land use planning, a new way of thinking about open space that retains local control while acknowledging national interests."--Jacket.